A quote from James Clear’s weekly newsletter that is true in all things and is 100% right on about writing:
One of the main obstacles between who you are and who you could be is courage. The courage to keep trying even if you’re not yet as good as you hope. The courage to keep trying despite your fears of what others may think. The courage to keep trying without knowing how the future will unfold.
Your great work is on the other side of your early work. The only way to be exceptional later on is to have the courage to be “just okay” right now. This is how it is for everyone.
If you haven’t yet read James Clear’s Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, go get yourself a copy!